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The Rainmaker by Msdirection The Rainmaker by Msdirection
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My first ever Daily Deviation! So very exciting. Since I can't go through and thank you all individually, thank you so much for your favourites and comments - I'm glad you are enjoying it! :)

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Horse: [link]
Wings: [link]
Background: [link]

Layers: About 40
Time: about 5 hours all up

Wowee! I truely loved working on this one - so much fun! Really, really pleased with how it came out. I've been itching to use this horse stock for a while and finally decided to do it yesterday. Rather than just vaguely blur the wing and body together, I decided to create a wing joint to try and make it look reasonable. Very exciting watching it all come together.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if this was really how lightning was made!

As always, crit and comments, faves and follows much loved and welcome. I'm particularly looking to increase my number of followers right now. If you like it, follow me, because there's only going to be more where this one came from! Enjoy!
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Given 2012-11-17
The Rainmaker by ~Msdirection ( Featured by Aeirmid )
:iconbellequine:
bellequine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
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xxMysteryStockxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
amazing! well done :D
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:iconwildfirefeeltheburn:
WildfireFeeltheBurn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
WOw. I am truely awed by your work. I think this took a lot of thought, and time. It is very creative and unique in MANY ways. I have to say I hope to see you use my stock!! (:

In love with your work! I am going to 'watch' you so I can be updated on your newest manips.

Again, I am so awed by this! My favorite part would have to be the ribbon kind of thing coming out of the horn, beautiful!! I also love the lightning and the clouds dearly!!

AMAZING JOBBBBB!!!!! :heart: :hug:
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thankyou so much! What a lovely lovely comment - probably one of the nicest I have ever received! I really hope my work continues to impress you and provide you with enjoyment. Thankyou! :) :)
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:iconwildfirefeeltheburn:
WildfireFeeltheBurn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Of course!!!! (:
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:iconunantastbar:
unantastbar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That's breathtaking ... wow! First I want to say: "Thank you for the fav!"
When I saw your work I just ... kind of freaked out. Your sooo good!
I'm dreaming about seeing one of my stock photos here sometime. :la:
KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK. :heart:
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
What a lovely comment - thankyou very much! I'm really glad you are enjoying my work. The image of yours I faved is def next on my list of images to use, so fingers crossed I'll be linking you to an manip using it soon! ^_^

I'll keep you updated... :P
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:iconunantastbar:
unantastbar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That's so awesome. Naw! :heart:
I added you to my deviantWATCH! :la:
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:iconfleurine-retore:
Fleurine-Retore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,
I put your creation in feature on my new journal [link] !
Very beautiful work!
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:iconeirlysia:
eirlysia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very creative!! the clouds have great color and shadows!
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Feature [link] :love:
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:iconxglassraindrops:
xglassraindrops Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! My only comment is that the right wing should not have the underlying feathers on top ^^;
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:iconpaperhorses:
paperhorses Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely and very new idea :) My one complaint (which i'm sure other people have noted and besides the wing thing) is the hind hooves. The horses left is distorted and the right is a tad odd; they are very distracting to me. I think it would be an easy fix with a little selection and move tool usage so i thought i would note it :3 Overall a very beautiful piece!
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:iconvasidgallery:
VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Magic, great work!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really great work! Very nice and imaginative photomanip. :)
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:iconsexybenplz:
SexyBenplz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
ALICORN!
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:iconarvellas:
Arvellas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Two small criticisms: the horse's left rear hoof is bent a little too far inward, and the bases of the wings should be parallel to the body, not perpendicular. Other than that, lovely work. The cloud coloration is gorgeous.
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:iconsolarmew:
SolarMew Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
wings look a little strange ... i think they'be be better separated a bit, with more of an angle between them.... but great other than that
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a Pegasus of Lighting! Awesome!
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:iconrenegade-hamster:
Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Nice job! One criticism I have is that the wings are both showing their underside. The wing on the creature's right should be showing the top side. The unintended effect is to make it look like it has two left wings, and no right wing.
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bagheera29680 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
About 30 years ago a a little girl I got an art book of unicorn paintings. I still have it. This piece reminds me of that book. Thank you. Gorgeous.
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:iconbsunicorn:
bsunicorn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
красиво=)))
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
its awsome good job
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:iconaregularaccount:
ARegularAccount Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Want.
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow very amazing ^^ and magic ^^ i love this :love:
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TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Wow, beautiful :) Cool idea
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wolf-lover4134 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
YAAAAAAAY!! PEGUSUS!!!
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:icons3crt:
S3cRt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Nice.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work :)
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Lovely. :heart:
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou! :)
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
;)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the concept - congrats on the DD
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou ver much! :hug: I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconslickbrush:
Slickbrush Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Congrats on the DD.

Just a couple of heads up. The horses right wing looks the exact same as the left. An obvious cut and pasted (which is fine) but it doesn't fit. At all. It needs to be completely flipped onto the other side of the horse. Look up Pegasus or winged horses to gain some idea of this.

Also, that horses left-back leg looks majorly dislocated.

However overall it's a nice piece of work, if you fixed these errors up then it would look amazing! :)
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thanks very much for your comment :hug: Yes I'm aware both wings are the same - unfortunately there was only one wing able to be seen clearly in the stock, hence I didn't have a lot of choice! I'm always learning, so from all the comments I'm getting I now know areas to improve on for my next image. In terms of the back leg, that's actually exactly the positioning it is in the stock, if you look, so not quite dislocated - just an unusual angle! Thanks again for your comments - I'm glad you like the image :)
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:iconslickbrush:
Slickbrush Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps try at least flipping the wing and (if you used Photoshop) use the transform tool in perspective or skew mode and play around with it. :hug:
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
*nods* good idea. One day when I have some spare time, I might go back and do these little changes :)
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bubblegummachinehead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply stuning!
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou very much for your lovely comment! :hug:
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:iconbubblegummachinehead:
bubblegummachinehead Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wlcome
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
good work nice job.
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou! :) :hug:
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:iconmoltofuckingbene:
MoltoFuckingBene Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Congrats on the DD :love:
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou very much! It's my first one, so fairly excited! :excited:
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:iconmoltofuckingbene:
MoltoFuckingBene Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You're welcome and well done. :heart: I saw this (I 'work' in #Unique-Equines) before it had a DD and thought it deserved one :love: It's a nice, clean manipulation - and a pleasant one to look at too :)
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Naww thankyou very much! It was certainly a lot of fun to make - a DD is a bonus! Thanks again :)
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:iconbrandi3981:
brandi3981 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
euysbyksbdv holy crap i love this i hope someday to be able to do manips like this but currently I am at a VERY basic stage the only thing you did here that i can do is... save... resize... flip... paste... but merging things so beautifully & cropping RIGHT around the subject so it looks like it belongs in a new scene THAT i can't do I doubt i could even draw the horn making lightening but OMG you make me wanna learn more & get to work on ideas I've been sitting on for years
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:iconmsdirection:
Msdirection Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thankyou very much for your lovely comment! The best advice I can give is look at tutorials and PRACTICE! I'm entirely self taught - you can do it too! :hug:
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November 10, 2012
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